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  • Casino gives OCC $150,000 for scholarships Oct 20, 2013 4:42 PM
    Rivers Casino in Des Plaines is donating $150,000 to Oakton Community College to provide 1-year scholarships for Des Plaines residents. “Rivers Casino ... has been a remarkable partner and a good neighbor, providing strong support for the college,” said OCC President Margaret Lee.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Oct 21, 2013 10:08 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Halloween parties, reptile shows and plenty of pumpkin picking.

     
  • Oakton discusses math-music connection Oct 18, 2013 9:26 AM
    Learn how math and music are connected at a free lecture at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, Room 1604. David Kung, professor of mathematics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, speaks on “Harmonious Equations: A Mathematical Exploration of Music” as part of Oakton’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Speaker Series.

     
  • Federal shutdown affected us in ways unseen Oct 18, 2013 8:53 AM
    Our food was a little less safe, our workplaces a little more dangerous. The risk of getting sick was a bit higher, our kids’ homework tougher to complete. The federal government shutdown may have seemed like a frustrating squabble in far-off Washington, but it crept into our lives in small, subtle ways — from missed vegetable inspections to inaccessible federal websites. So how did the shutdown alter our daily routines?

     
  • Step forward/step back activity illustrates marginalization Oct 15, 2013 5:27 AM
    In one U-46 diversity training exercise, participants were asked to line up and answer a series of questions, such as whether they had ever been denied a bank loan or had been stopped by police, or if someone clutches a purse tighter upon seeing them on the sidewalk. Based on their individual responses, each employee either moved a step back or a step forward.

     
  • Suburban schools aim to increase staff diversity to mirror students Oct 15, 2013 5:11 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 has a 45.7 percentage point gap between the portion of minority students and that of minority teachers. It's a similar story in Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Naperville Unit District 203, East Aurora Unit District 131, and others. “Moving forward, we must make a concerted effort to reach out to underrepresented group members," a Round Lake Area Unit District 116 official said.

     
  • Oakton workshop focuses on adolescents suffering from depression Oct 13, 2013 2:40 PM
    Recent surveys indicate that as many as one in five teens suffers from clinical depression, which can lead to substance abuse and suicidal thoughts or actions. Oakton Community College’s Skokie campus, 7701 North Lincoln Ave., will host a workshop about teen depression 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.

     
  • Book notes: Buffalo Grove’s Elkeles hosts reading Oct 5, 2013 6:00 AM
    Best-selling young adult author and Buffalo Grove resident Simone Elkeles reads from and signs copies of her latest title, "Wild Cards," at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

     
  • Rare catch a good sign for Des Plaines River Oct 2, 2013 1:57 PM
    When a student an Oakton Community College student gathered a strange, nearly translucent creature from the Des Plaines River, even his professor wasn’t sure what it was. After doing a little research, they realized it was a Mississippi grass shrimp, a rare find for the Chicago area and the first in Cook County. Its very presence could spell good news for the Des Plaines River.

     
  • Book notes: Brandon Mull reads from ‘Spirit Animals’ at Anderson’s Sep 29, 2013 6:00 AM
    Meet best-selling author Brandon Mull, as he reads from and signs copies of the first title in his new "Spirit Animals" series, "Spirit Animals: Wild Born," beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Anderson's Bookshop at 5112 Main St., Downers Grove.

     
  • Voter registration events Tuesday at Oakton, Harper Sep 23, 2013 3:41 PM
    The Cook County Clerk’s office is conducting voter registration drives at local colleges on Tuesday as part of National Voter Registration Day. Harper College and Oakton Community College are among the schools participating.

     
  • Another side of Hillary Clinton revealed by communicator Sep 24, 2013 7:15 AM
    Kukec's People features a different look at Park Ridge native Hillary Clinton. The former first lady and secretary of state has some surprising answers for a local communicator.

     
  • Harvest Bible Chapel celebrating 25 years of ministry, growth Sep 20, 2013 12:30 PM
    As its more than 13,000 members prepare to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Harvest Bible Chapel this weekend, church leaders are looking back to where it all began. “We knew the kind of church we wanted to be a part of, but we didn't realize how many other people would want to be ... with us,” says Associate Pastor Rick Donald.

     
  • Oakton lecture tackles impact of estrogen Sep 15, 2013 4:17 PM
    Discover how gender and sex steroid hormones affect a woman’s career path during a free lecture at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus, 1600, E. Golf Road.

     
  • Take a tour of Oakton’s Early Childhood Education Center Sep 13, 2013 11:32 AM
    Choosing the right day care setting for your child isn’t easy — but Oakton’s Early Childhood Education Center may have a solution.

     
  • OCC's Koehnline Museum focuses on local artists to teach us about ourselves Sep 13, 2013 12:25 AM
    The Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College has made a name for itself as a place where Chicago area and Illinois artists get their due. On exhibit now: The Art of Leon and Sadie Garland, a married pair of artists who produced a large and important body of work.

     
  • Guitarist Billy McLaughlin to perform at Oakton Sep 10, 2013 1:58 PM
    Artist Billy McLaughlin – who overcame incredible medical odds to perform again on stage – kicks off Oakton’s Performing Arts season with a concert of his complex and rhythmic guitar music at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at Studio One, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  • Documentary focuses on sexual assaults in the U.S. military Sep 10, 2013 1:42 PM
    The most shocking cover up in the United States military is not what you might expect: An estimated 30 percent of servicewomen are sexually assaulted during their enlistment. Learn more about this epidemic of violence in the armed forces at a free screening of “The Invisible War,” at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the college’s Des Plaines campus, Room 1604, and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Skokie campus, 7701 North Lincoln Ave., Room P103.

     
  • Waste management agency seeks public input Aug 30, 2013 6:07 PM
    Concerned about garbage, recycling and other solid waste issues? The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County will conduct a series of informational meetings in September.

     
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